Western Wall Phone Picture

Greetings from URJ Kutz Camp where I am serving on faculty this week. Even in this bucolic setting, the loud cries from and about Israel are stirring conversa

Reuven Greenvald
Reading in hammock

While things are “quiet” this summer, brush up on stories and ideas from our field and beyond to inspire your planning for next year. Want more?

Summer is here! In between visiting camp, staffing a Birthright Israel trip, and taking some well-deserved vacation, here’s a summer reading list to inspire your planning for next year.

Group of campers

These days, the calendar seems to rush by faster than ever.

Miriam Chilton
Young teens gathered around the bimah as they look at an open Torah scroll

Is the glass half full or half empty?

By Miriam Chilton and Michelle Shapiro Abraham
NFTY Teenagers

I thought Thursday, September 8th was going to be a typical Thursday evening on a call with teens – an hour-long call in which we’d likely encounter some tech problems, side conversation

Beth Lipschutz
Youth professionals gathered around a table working together with notebooks and pens scattered across the surface of the table

The URJ is excited to announce the launch of the Youth Professional 101 Fellowship (YP101), a fellowship program for full

Family (mother, father, and three teens) walking on the beach

Kvelling about our children is as old as, well, parents and children.

Rabbi Julie Saxe-Taller
Beth Emet Fronteras Trip Photos

At the end of March this year, I joined with 15 of my students for six days of living and learning with the Cristo Rey Lutheran Church in El Paso, Texas – an organization that runs the U.S.-Mexico

Abby Backer